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 Using these Major League players, create the best batting order (keeping defense in mind too). You can only use one player at each position, including one DH.
Featured by: jasonwrites at 12/06/09 12:58AM
| Closed on 02/14/10 at 05:00PM
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Team Breakout:
Rank93 FansAvg (1st)
1.Rogers Hornsby, 2B - 301 HR, 2930 hits, .3583.5 (11)
2.Albert Pujols, 1B - 366 HR, 1112, .3343.4 (2)
3.Babe Ruth, RF - 714 HR, 2217 RBI, .342 avg3.4
4.Ted Williams, LF - 521 HR, 1839 RBI, .3443.2
5.Lou Gehrig, DH - 493 HR, 2721 RBI, .3402.8 (1)
6.Rickey Henderson, CF - 3055 hits, 1406 steals, 2292.5 (24)
7.Pete Rose, 1B - 160 HR, 1314 RBI, .303, 4256 hits2.5 (13)
8.Hank Aaron, RF - 755 HR, 2297 RBI, .305 avg2.2
9.Willie Mays, CF - 660 HR, 3283 hits, .302, 12 gold2.2 (3)
Also receiving votes:A-Rod, 3B - 583 HR, 1706 RBI, .3052.0 (1)
Derek Jeter, SS - 224 HR, 1068 RBI, .317, 5 titles1.6 (10)
Ty Cobb, CF - 117 HR, 1939 RBI, .367, 4191 hits1.3 (10)
Barry Bonds, LF - 762 HR, 1996 RBI, .2981.3 (1)
Mike Schmidt, 3B - 548 HR, 1595 RBI, .2671.2
Johnny Bench, C - 389 HR's, 1376 RBI, .2671.2 (3)
Cal Ripken Jr., SS - 431 HR, 1695 RBI, 3184 hits1.1 (3)
Ozzie Smith, SS - 2460 hits, 13 gold gloves, .978 1.1 (3)
Ryne Sandberg, 2B - 282 HR, 1061 RBI, .2850.9 (3)
Yogi Berra, C - 13 World Series titles, 358 HR's,0.9
Mickey Mantle, CF - 536 HR, 1509 RBI, .2980.8
Mike Piazza, C - 427 HR's, 1335 RBI, .308 avg0.8 (2)
Chipper Jones, 3B - 426 HR, 1445 RBI, .3070.7 (1)
Roberto Clemente, RF - 240 HR, .317, 12 gold glove0.6
Ernie Banks, SS - 512 HR, 1636 RBI, .2740.6 (1)
Brooks Robinson, 3B - 268 HR, 1357 RBI, 16 gold gl0.5
Jimmie Foxx, 1B - 534 HR, 1922, .3250.5
Sammy Sosa, DH - 609 HR, 1667 RBI, .2730.3
Ken Griffey Jr, CF - 630 HR, 1829 RBI, .285, 10 go0.3
Joe Morgan, 2B - 268 HR, 1133 RBI, .271 avg0.3 (1)
Reggie Jackson, DH - 563 HR, 1702 RBI, .2620.3 (1)
Jeff Kent, 2B - 377 HR, 1518, .2900.2
Yaz, LF - 452 HR, 1844 RBI, 3419 hits, 7 gold glov0.2
Mark McGwire, 1B - 583 HR, 1414 RBI, .2630.2
Manny Ramirez, LF - 546 HR, 1788 RBI, .3130.2
Carlton Fisk, C - 376 HR's, 1330 RBI, .2690.1
Frank Robinson, DH - 586 HR, 1812 RBI, .2940.1

  
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#1 | 1728 days ago

 Hard to choose a right fielder, eh :)
1. Willie Mays, CF - 660 HR, 3283 hits, .302, 12 gold  2. Pete Rose, 1B - 160 HR, 1314 RBI, .303, 4256 hits  3. A-Rod, 3B - 583 HR, 1706 RBI, .305  4. Babe Ruth, RF - 714 HR, 2217 RBI, .342 avg  5. Ted Williams, LF - 521 HR, 1839 RBI, .344  6. Lou Gehrig, DH - 493 HR, 2721 RBI, .340  7. Cal Ripken Jr., SS - 431 HR, 1695 RBI, 3184 hits  8. Johnny Bench, C - 389 HR's, 1376 RBI, .267  9. Rogers Hornsby, 2B - 301 HR, 2930 hits, .358  
#2 | 1728 days ago

Wow, this was tough on multiple facets.  First of all, who to pick at each position, then to place them in the best batting order.  I decided to put high contact hitters at the top 2 spots in the lineup and had to have the Babe at cleanup.  The bottom half of the order were the toughest decisions.
1. Ty Cobb, CF - 117 HR, 1939 RBI, .367, 4191 hits  2. Rogers Hornsby, 2B - 301 HR, 2930 hits, .358  3. Albert Pujols, 1B - 366 HR, 1112, .334  4. Babe Ruth, RF - 714 HR, 2217 RBI, .342 avg  5. Mike Schmidt, 3B - 548 HR, 1595 RBI, .267  6. Ted Williams, LF - 521 HR, 1839 RBI, .344  7. Ernie Banks, SS - 512 HR, 1636 RBI, .274  8. Lou Gehrig, DH - 493 HR, 2721 RBI, .340  9. Johnny Bench, C - 389 HR's, 1376 RBI, .267  
#3 | 1728 days ago

Should have Honus Wagner in there at SS
1. Ty Cobb, CF - 117 HR, 1939 RBI, .367, 4191 hits  2. Rogers Hornsby, 2B - 301 HR, 2930 hits, .358  3. Ted Williams, LF - 521 HR, 1839 RBI, .344  4. Babe Ruth, RF - 714 HR, 2217 RBI, .342 avg  5. Jimmie Foxx, 1B - 534 HR, 1922, .325  6. Lou Gehrig, DH - 493 HR, 2721 RBI, .340  7. Mike Schmidt, 3B - 548 HR, 1595 RBI, .267  8. Johnny Bench, C - 389 HR's, 1376 RBI, .267  9. Ozzie Smith, SS - 2460 hits, 13 gold gloves, .978   
#4 | 1728 days ago

ONE OF THE BEST POLLS EVER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
1. Pete Rose, 1B - 160 HR, 1314 RBI, .303, 4256 hits  2. Ted Williams, LF - 521 HR, 1839 RBI, .344  3. Hank Aaron, RF - 755 HR, 2297 RBI, .305 avg  4. Mike Schmidt, 3B - 548 HR, 1595 RBI, .267  5. Albert Pujols, 1B - 366 HR, 1112, .334  6. Ken Griffey Jr, CF - 630 HR, 1829 RBI, .285, 10 go  7. Sammy Sosa, DH - 609 HR, 1667 RBI, .273  8. Ryne Sandberg, 2B - 282 HR, 1061 RBI, .285  9. Cal Ripken Jr., SS - 431 HR, 1695 RBI, 3184 hits  
#5 | 1727 days ago

The toughest was between Ted Williams and Barry Bonds.

Went with Bonds because of his defense and speed.
1. Rogers Hornsby, 2B - 301 HR, 2930 hits, .358  2. Willie Mays, CF - 660 HR, 3283 hits, .302, 12 gold  3. Babe Ruth, RF - 714 HR, 2217 RBI, .342 avg  4. Barry Bonds, LF - 762 HR, 1996 RBI, .298  5. A-Rod, 3B - 583 HR, 1706 RBI, .305  6. Lou Gehrig, DH - 493 HR, 2721 RBI, .340  7. Albert Pujols, 1B - 366 HR, 1112, .334  8. Johnny Bench, C - 389 HR's, 1376 RBI, .267  9. Ozzie Smith, SS - 2460 hits, 13 gold gloves, .978   
#6 | 1727 days ago
jasonwrites (+)

GREAT poll-- I'm going to feature it. Very tough. I had similar dilemmas-- had to go with Teddy Ballgame because I can't imagine an all-time lineup that doesn't include the best pure hitter in the game's history. Yet an argument could be made that he wasn't even the best left fielder on the Red Sox. It would have been a bit easier had you included A-Rod at his natural position of SS rather than 3B. As it was, I went for defense on the left side with Brooks and Ozzie. Catcher was also a really tough choice. We can all see Piazza had the power numbers there but can also remember that he wasn't nearly as good defensively as many others.
1. Ozzie Smith, SS - 2460 hits, 13 gold gloves, .978   2. Rogers Hornsby, 2B - 301 HR, 2930 hits, .358  3. Ted Williams, LF - 521 HR, 1839 RBI, .344  4. Babe Ruth, RF - 714 HR, 2217 RBI, .342 avg  5. Willie Mays, CF - 660 HR, 3283 hits, .302, 12 gold  6. Jimmie Foxx, 1B - 534 HR, 1922, .325  7. Lou Gehrig, DH - 493 HR, 2721 RBI, .340  8. Johnny Bench, C - 389 HR's, 1376 RBI, .267  9. Brooks Robinson, 3B - 268 HR, 1357 RBI, 16 gold gl  
#7 | 1727 days ago

I was thinking the same.  I would have went with Rodriguez in a second if he was at shortstop.

I also could have done without the DH.  If it was not there Gherig would be at first for sure.
1. Rogers Hornsby, 2B - 301 HR, 2930 hits, .358  2. Willie Mays, CF - 660 HR, 3283 hits, .302, 12 gold  3. Babe Ruth, RF - 714 HR, 2217 RBI, .342 avg  4. Barry Bonds, LF - 762 HR, 1996 RBI, .298  5. A-Rod, 3B - 583 HR, 1706 RBI, .305  6. Lou Gehrig, DH - 493 HR, 2721 RBI, .340  7. Albert Pujols, 1B - 366 HR, 1112, .334  8. Johnny Bench, C - 389 HR's, 1376 RBI, .267  9. Ozzie Smith, SS - 2460 hits, 13 gold gloves, .978   
#8 | 1727 days ago

 When I created this, I felt like I must be leaving out some top second basemen, because the numbers of the ones I had chosen right off weren't that impressive. Thanks for the Honus Wagner suggestion, and I wasn't sure which position to put A-Rod at.
1. Willie Mays, CF - 660 HR, 3283 hits, .302, 12 gold  2. Pete Rose, 1B - 160 HR, 1314 RBI, .303, 4256 hits  3. A-Rod, 3B - 583 HR, 1706 RBI, .305  4. Babe Ruth, RF - 714 HR, 2217 RBI, .342 avg  5. Ted Williams, LF - 521 HR, 1839 RBI, .344  6. Lou Gehrig, DH - 493 HR, 2721 RBI, .340  7. Cal Ripken Jr., SS - 431 HR, 1695 RBI, 3184 hits  8. Johnny Bench, C - 389 HR's, 1376 RBI, .267  9. Rogers Hornsby, 2B - 301 HR, 2930 hits, .358  
#9 | 1727 days ago
BDV4U (+)

Rose will play 3B and Ruth would DH.
1. Rickey Henderson, CF - 3055 hits, 1406 steals, 229  2. Rogers Hornsby, 2B - 301 HR, 2930 hits, .358  3. Albert Pujols, 1B - 366 HR, 1112, .334  4. Babe Ruth, RF - 714 HR, 2217 RBI, .342 avg  5. Ted Williams, LF - 521 HR, 1839 RBI, .344  6. Pete Rose, 1B - 160 HR, 1314 RBI, .303, 4256 hits  7. Roberto Clemente, RF - 240 HR, .317, 12 gold glove  8. Yogi Berra, C - 13 World Series titles, 358 HR's,  9. Ozzie Smith, SS - 2460 hits, 13 gold gloves, .978   
#10 | 1727 days ago
BDV4U (+)

ML31 wrote:
The toughest was between Ted Williams and Barry Bonds.

Went with Bonds because of his defense and speed.
No, you went with Bonds because he was a Giant! LOL
1. Rickey Henderson, CF - 3055 hits, 1406 steals, 229  2. Rogers Hornsby, 2B - 301 HR, 2930 hits, .358  3. Albert Pujols, 1B - 366 HR, 1112, .334  4. Babe Ruth, RF - 714 HR, 2217 RBI, .342 avg  5. Ted Williams, LF - 521 HR, 1839 RBI, .344  6. Pete Rose, 1B - 160 HR, 1314 RBI, .303, 4256 hits  7. Roberto Clemente, RF - 240 HR, .317, 12 gold glove  8. Yogi Berra, C - 13 World Series titles, 358 HR's,  9. Ozzie Smith, SS - 2460 hits, 13 gold gloves, .978   
#11 | 1727 days ago

(Edited by ML31)
BDV4U wrote:
No, you went with Bonds because he was a Giant! LOL
Nope.  I am able to leave my personal emotions out of things like this.  The Splinter was a better hitter, but Bonds is not THAT far behind and he brings superior defense and speed to the table.


But I do like Ruth as a DH, though.
1. Rogers Hornsby, 2B - 301 HR, 2930 hits, .358  2. Willie Mays, CF - 660 HR, 3283 hits, .302, 12 gold  3. Babe Ruth, RF - 714 HR, 2217 RBI, .342 avg  4. Barry Bonds, LF - 762 HR, 1996 RBI, .298  5. A-Rod, 3B - 583 HR, 1706 RBI, .305  6. Lou Gehrig, DH - 493 HR, 2721 RBI, .340  7. Albert Pujols, 1B - 366 HR, 1112, .334  8. Johnny Bench, C - 389 HR's, 1376 RBI, .267  9. Ozzie Smith, SS - 2460 hits, 13 gold gloves, .978   
#12 | 1726 days ago
BDV4U (+)

BDV4U wrote:
Rose will play 3B and Ruth would DH.
1. Rickey Henderson, CF - Tremendous lead-off man with HRs and SBs
2. Rogers Hornsby, 2B - Great contact man to let Rickey steal 2nd & 3rd, then bring him in
3. Albert Pujols, 1B - Clutch RBI guy with solid Gold Glove
4. Babe Ruth, DH - Power guy to protect your RBI man
5. Ted Williams, LF - Protection for Ruth & rally-continuer
6. Pete Rose, 3B - Solid on-base guy with good glove skills
7. Roberto Clemente, RF - 2nd-Rally RBI guy with outstanding defensive skills
8. Yogi Berra, C - Cleanup hitter #2, solid defensive catcher, too
9. Ozzie Smith, SS - Extra lead-off man for the next time through the lineup & best defensive SS in history

I think I could squeeze a run, or two, in the 1st Inning with this lineup - ya think?
1. Rickey Henderson, CF - 3055 hits, 1406 steals, 229  2. Rogers Hornsby, 2B - 301 HR, 2930 hits, .358  3. Albert Pujols, 1B - 366 HR, 1112, .334  4. Babe Ruth, RF - 714 HR, 2217 RBI, .342 avg  5. Ted Williams, LF - 521 HR, 1839 RBI, .344  6. Pete Rose, 1B - 160 HR, 1314 RBI, .303, 4256 hits  7. Roberto Clemente, RF - 240 HR, .317, 12 gold glove  8. Yogi Berra, C - 13 World Series titles, 358 HR's,  9. Ozzie Smith, SS - 2460 hits, 13 gold gloves, .978   
#13 | 1726 days ago

BDV4U wrote:
1. Rickey Henderson, CF - Tremendous lead-off man with HRs and SBs
2. Rogers Hornsby, 2B - Great contact man to let Rickey steal 2nd & 3rd, then bring him in
3. Albert Pujols, 1B - Clutch RBI guy with solid Gold Glove
4. Babe Ruth, DH - Power guy to protect your RBI man
5. Ted Williams, LF - Protection for Ruth & rally-continuer
6. Pete Rose, 3B - Solid on-base guy with good glove skills
7. Roberto Clemente, RF - 2nd-Rally RBI guy with outstanding defensive skills
8. Yogi Berra, C - Cleanup hitter #2, solid defensive catcher, too
9. Ozzie Smith, SS - Extra lead-off man for the next time through the lineup & best defensive SS in history

I think I could squeeze a run, or two, in the 1st Inning with this lineup - ya think?
Hard to go wrong with any of the guys listed in the poll.

But Rickey was more of a corner outfielder, for one thing.  And while his lead off skills are unquestioned, his defense was deplorable.  Which is why he normally didn't play CF even with his great speed.

Plus, playing Rickey in CF leaves out the greatest player who didn't pitch in the history of the game.  The Say-Hey Kid!

My line up using the guys on the list but changing Ruth to DH...

1.  Rogers Hornsby 2B
2.  Willie Mays CF
3.  Babe Ruth DH
4.  Lou Gherig 1B
5.  Barry Bonds LF
6.  Hank Aaron RF
7.  Alex Rodriguez SS
8.  Johnny Bench C
9.  Brooks Robinson 3B

This line up would certainly be right up there with yours.  My only problem was I don't like the 3 lefties in a row in the middle.  I guess Aaron could move up, but the offense of those three lefties is just so awesome....
1. Rogers Hornsby, 2B - 301 HR, 2930 hits, .358  2. Willie Mays, CF - 660 HR, 3283 hits, .302, 12 gold  3. Babe Ruth, RF - 714 HR, 2217 RBI, .342 avg  4. Barry Bonds, LF - 762 HR, 1996 RBI, .298  5. A-Rod, 3B - 583 HR, 1706 RBI, .305  6. Lou Gehrig, DH - 493 HR, 2721 RBI, .340  7. Albert Pujols, 1B - 366 HR, 1112, .334  8. Johnny Bench, C - 389 HR's, 1376 RBI, .267  9. Ozzie Smith, SS - 2460 hits, 13 gold gloves, .978   
#14 | 1726 days ago
jasonwrites (+)

Yes I'll take Ruth as the DH, then install Aaron in right, and bring Clemente in late in the game for defensive purposes, as he's clearly the best defensive RF ever. But in that position, I might have Ichiro on the B-team. RF has probably been the best overall position for player value through history.
1. Ozzie Smith, SS - 2460 hits, 13 gold gloves, .978   2. Rogers Hornsby, 2B - 301 HR, 2930 hits, .358  3. Ted Williams, LF - 521 HR, 1839 RBI, .344  4. Babe Ruth, RF - 714 HR, 2217 RBI, .342 avg  5. Willie Mays, CF - 660 HR, 3283 hits, .302, 12 gold  6. Jimmie Foxx, 1B - 534 HR, 1922, .325  7. Lou Gehrig, DH - 493 HR, 2721 RBI, .340  8. Johnny Bench, C - 389 HR's, 1376 RBI, .267  9. Brooks Robinson, 3B - 268 HR, 1357 RBI, 16 gold gl  
#15 | 1726 days ago
BDV4U (+)

jasonwrites wrote:
Yes I'll take Ruth as the DH, then install Aaron in right, and bring Clemente in late in the game for defensive purposes, as he's clearly the best defensive RF ever. But in that position, I might have Ichiro on the B-team. RF has probably been the best overall position for player value through history.
Would that include Larry Walker giving the ball away with only 2 out at Coors? LOL
1. Rickey Henderson, CF - 3055 hits, 1406 steals, 229  2. Rogers Hornsby, 2B - 301 HR, 2930 hits, .358  3. Albert Pujols, 1B - 366 HR, 1112, .334  4. Babe Ruth, RF - 714 HR, 2217 RBI, .342 avg  5. Ted Williams, LF - 521 HR, 1839 RBI, .344  6. Pete Rose, 1B - 160 HR, 1314 RBI, .303, 4256 hits  7. Roberto Clemente, RF - 240 HR, .317, 12 gold glove  8. Yogi Berra, C - 13 World Series titles, 358 HR's,  9. Ozzie Smith, SS - 2460 hits, 13 gold gloves, .978   
#16 | 1725 days ago
jasonwrites (+)

BDV4U wrote:
Would that include Larry Walker giving the ball away with only 2 out at Coors? LOL
Larry (truly one of my all-time favorites) had many strengths as a player. Counting was not one of them. ;)
1. Ozzie Smith, SS - 2460 hits, 13 gold gloves, .978   2. Rogers Hornsby, 2B - 301 HR, 2930 hits, .358  3. Ted Williams, LF - 521 HR, 1839 RBI, .344  4. Babe Ruth, RF - 714 HR, 2217 RBI, .342 avg  5. Willie Mays, CF - 660 HR, 3283 hits, .302, 12 gold  6. Jimmie Foxx, 1B - 534 HR, 1922, .325  7. Lou Gehrig, DH - 493 HR, 2721 RBI, .340  8. Johnny Bench, C - 389 HR's, 1376 RBI, .267  9. Brooks Robinson, 3B - 268 HR, 1357 RBI, 16 gold gl  
#17 | 1724 days ago

If I could switch around the DH I would go with:
1 Cobb 8
2 Hornsby 4
3 Williams DH
4 Ruth 9
5 Gehrig 3
6 Musial 7
7 Schmidt 5
8 Bench 2
9 Wagner 6
1. Ty Cobb, CF - 117 HR, 1939 RBI, .367, 4191 hits  2. Rogers Hornsby, 2B - 301 HR, 2930 hits, .358  3. Ted Williams, LF - 521 HR, 1839 RBI, .344  4. Babe Ruth, RF - 714 HR, 2217 RBI, .342 avg  5. Jimmie Foxx, 1B - 534 HR, 1922, .325  6. Lou Gehrig, DH - 493 HR, 2721 RBI, .340  7. Mike Schmidt, 3B - 548 HR, 1595 RBI, .267  8. Johnny Bench, C - 389 HR's, 1376 RBI, .267  9. Ozzie Smith, SS - 2460 hits, 13 gold gloves, .978   
#18 | 1716 days ago

Babe is my DH.
1. Cal Ripken Jr., SS - 431 HR, 1695 RBI, 3184 hits  2. Ty Cobb, CF - 117 HR, 1939 RBI, .367, 4191 hits  3. Albert Pujols, 1B - 366 HR, 1112, .334  4. Babe Ruth, RF - 714 HR, 2217 RBI, .342 avg  5. Johnny Bench, C - 389 HR's, 1376 RBI, .267  6. Hank Aaron, RF - 755 HR, 2297 RBI, .305 avg  7. Ted Williams, LF - 521 HR, 1839 RBI, .344  8. Chipper Jones, 3B - 426 HR, 1445 RBI, .307  9. Joe Morgan, 2B - 268 HR, 1133 RBI, .271 avg  
#19 | 1714 days ago
coach_miller (+)

I could beat you any day of the week with this line-up...
1. Rogers Hornsby, 2B - 301 HR, 2930 hits, .358  2. Ty Cobb, CF - 117 HR, 1939 RBI, .367, 4191 hits  3. Babe Ruth, RF - 714 HR, 2217 RBI, .342 avg  4. Lou Gehrig, DH - 493 HR, 2721 RBI, .340  5. Ted Williams, LF - 521 HR, 1839 RBI, .344  6. Pete Rose, 1B - 160 HR, 1314 RBI, .303, 4256 hits  7. A-Rod, 3B - 583 HR, 1706 RBI, .305  8. Ernie Banks, SS - 512 HR, 1636 RBI, .274  9. Johnny Bench, C - 389 HR's, 1376 RBI, .267  
#20 | 1713 days ago
BDV4U (+)

coach_miller wrote:
I could beat you any day of the week with this line-up...
Not on the 20 scheduled off days required by the Collective Bargaining Agreement! LOL
1. Rickey Henderson, CF - 3055 hits, 1406 steals, 229  2. Rogers Hornsby, 2B - 301 HR, 2930 hits, .358  3. Albert Pujols, 1B - 366 HR, 1112, .334  4. Babe Ruth, RF - 714 HR, 2217 RBI, .342 avg  5. Ted Williams, LF - 521 HR, 1839 RBI, .344  6. Pete Rose, 1B - 160 HR, 1314 RBI, .303, 4256 hits  7. Roberto Clemente, RF - 240 HR, .317, 12 gold glove  8. Yogi Berra, C - 13 World Series titles, 358 HR's,  9. Ozzie Smith, SS - 2460 hits, 13 gold gloves, .978   
#21 | 1707 days ago

My #1 guy was A-Rod.
1. A-Rod, 3B - 583 HR, 1706 RBI, .305  2. Babe Ruth, RF - 714 HR, 2217 RBI, .342 avg  3. Derek Jeter, SS - 224 HR, 1068 RBI, .317, 5 titles  4. Barry Bonds, LF - 762 HR, 1996 RBI, .298  5. Albert Pujols, 1B - 366 HR, 1112, .334  6. Sammy Sosa, DH - 609 HR, 1667 RBI, .273  7. Manny Ramirez, LF - 546 HR, 1788 RBI, .313  8. Lou Gehrig, DH - 493 HR, 2721 RBI, .340  9. Willie Mays, CF - 660 HR, 3283 hits, .302, 12 gold  
#22 | 1702 days ago

Henderson should be a left fielder. Also, how do you leave Pudge Rodriguez off of the list at Catcher, and Frank Thomas off at DH

1. Rickey Henderson, CF - 3055 hits, 1406 steals, 229  2. Lou Gehrig, DH - 493 HR, 2721 RBI, .340  3. Albert Pujols, 1B - 366 HR, 1112, .334  4. Hank Aaron, RF - 755 HR, 2297 RBI, .305 avg  5. A-Rod, 3B - 583 HR, 1706 RBI, .305  6. Ted Williams, LF - 521 HR, 1839 RBI, .344  7. Ryne Sandberg, 2B - 282 HR, 1061 RBI, .285  8. Johnny Bench, C - 389 HR's, 1376 RBI, .267  9. Ozzie Smith, SS - 2460 hits, 13 gold gloves, .978   
#23 | 1702 days ago

ivory928 wrote:

Henderson should be a left fielder. Also, how do you leave Pudge Rodriguez off of the list at Catcher, and Frank Thomas off at DH

I agree.  Henderson should be LF.  He played mostly there except during his time with the Yankees.
1. Rogers Hornsby, 2B - 301 HR, 2930 hits, .358  2. Willie Mays, CF - 660 HR, 3283 hits, .302, 12 gold  3. Babe Ruth, RF - 714 HR, 2217 RBI, .342 avg  4. Barry Bonds, LF - 762 HR, 1996 RBI, .298  5. A-Rod, 3B - 583 HR, 1706 RBI, .305  6. Lou Gehrig, DH - 493 HR, 2721 RBI, .340  7. Albert Pujols, 1B - 366 HR, 1112, .334  8. Johnny Bench, C - 389 HR's, 1376 RBI, .267  9. Ozzie Smith, SS - 2460 hits, 13 gold gloves, .978   
#24 | 1701 days ago

i would one time like to see lignups with the picks...one hell of a fantasy league
1. Derek Jeter, SS - 224 HR, 1068 RBI, .317, 5 titles  2. Rickey Henderson, CF - 3055 hits, 1406 steals, 229  3. Yaz, LF - 452 HR, 1844 RBI, 3419 hits, 7 gold glov  4. Mickey Mantle, CF - 536 HR, 1509 RBI, .298  5. Ted Williams, LF - 521 HR, 1839 RBI, .344  6. Ken Griffey Jr, CF - 630 HR, 1829 RBI, .285, 10 go  7. Lou Gehrig, DH - 493 HR, 2721 RBI, .340  8. Brooks Robinson, 3B - 268 HR, 1357 RBI, 16 gold gl  9. Jimmie Foxx, 1B - 534 HR, 1922, .325  
#25 | 1697 days ago

Where is Joe Dimaggio? Its ok it would make my choices tougher
1. Ty Cobb, CF - 117 HR, 1939 RBI, .367, 4191 hits  2. Rogers Hornsby, 2B - 301 HR, 2930 hits, .358  3. Ted Williams, LF - 521 HR, 1839 RBI, .344  4. Babe Ruth, RF - 714 HR, 2217 RBI, .342 avg  5. A-Rod, 3B - 583 HR, 1706 RBI, .305  6. Albert Pujols, 1B - 366 HR, 1112, .334  7. Derek Jeter, SS - 224 HR, 1068 RBI, .317, 5 titles  8. Yogi Berra, C - 13 World Series titles, 358 HR's,  9. Lou Gehrig, DH - 493 HR, 2721 RBI, .340  
#26 | 1697 days ago

fbogie wrote:
Where is Joe Dimaggio? Its ok it would make my choices tougher
I'd have to say that both Ty Cobb and Willie Mays are plenty good enough to take The Yankee Clipper off the list.
1. Rogers Hornsby, 2B - 301 HR, 2930 hits, .358  2. Willie Mays, CF - 660 HR, 3283 hits, .302, 12 gold  3. Babe Ruth, RF - 714 HR, 2217 RBI, .342 avg  4. Barry Bonds, LF - 762 HR, 1996 RBI, .298  5. A-Rod, 3B - 583 HR, 1706 RBI, .305  6. Lou Gehrig, DH - 493 HR, 2721 RBI, .340  7. Albert Pujols, 1B - 366 HR, 1112, .334  8. Johnny Bench, C - 389 HR's, 1376 RBI, .267  9. Ozzie Smith, SS - 2460 hits, 13 gold gloves, .978   
#27 | 1697 days ago

Where's Josh Gibson, Cool Papa Bell, Newt Allen, or perhaps the best 2 way player of 1920-1940  gifted with tremendous speed, Oscar Charleston who also had huge power, played a shallow center and still had the ability to run down long drives. Many compared his style of defense to that of Tris Speaker.

“Charleston could hit that ball a mile,” Dizzy Dean said. “He didn’t have a weakness. When he came up, we just threw it and hoped like hell he wouldn’t get a hold of one and send it out of the park.”  He was a career .353 hitter.

Or Martin Dihigo, Johnny Mize said of him:
"He was the only guy I ever saw, who could play all nine positions, manage, run and switch-hit."  Dihigo finished his career winning three Negro League home run crowns and tied Josh Gibson for another. As a pitcher, he racked up more than 200 wins in American and Mexican ball and is the only player ever elected to the Cuban, Mexican, and United States Baseball Halls of Fame.

1. Rickey Henderson, CF - 3055 hits, 1406 steals, 229  2. Ty Cobb, CF - 117 HR, 1939 RBI, .367, 4191 hits  3. Rogers Hornsby, 2B - 301 HR, 2930 hits, .358  4. Ted Williams, LF - 521 HR, 1839 RBI, .344  5. Babe Ruth, RF - 714 HR, 2217 RBI, .342 avg  6. Hank Aaron, RF - 755 HR, 2297 RBI, .305 avg  7. Lou Gehrig, DH - 493 HR, 2721 RBI, .340  8. A-Rod, 3B - 583 HR, 1706 RBI, .305  9. Johnny Bench, C - 389 HR's, 1376 RBI, .267  
#28 | 1697 days ago

also I ended up DHing Ted Williams, moved Ricky to LF, Rodriguez is my SS, I played Gehrig at 1B, Mays shifted to RF to make room for Cobb and I hope Aaron can knock enough runs to make up for any he lets in as he did play 3B early in his career in both high school, the Negro Leagues as well as his 1st 3 seasons in the minors.
1. Rickey Henderson, CF - 3055 hits, 1406 steals, 229  2. Ty Cobb, CF - 117 HR, 1939 RBI, .367, 4191 hits  3. Rogers Hornsby, 2B - 301 HR, 2930 hits, .358  4. Ted Williams, LF - 521 HR, 1839 RBI, .344  5. Babe Ruth, RF - 714 HR, 2217 RBI, .342 avg  6. Hank Aaron, RF - 755 HR, 2297 RBI, .305 avg  7. Lou Gehrig, DH - 493 HR, 2721 RBI, .340  8. A-Rod, 3B - 583 HR, 1706 RBI, .305  9. Johnny Bench, C - 389 HR's, 1376 RBI, .267  
#29 | 1680 days ago

 I tried to put the best 4-5 players at each position. Naturally, I've never seen those that played before 1980 and I knew going in that everyone would have different players than me if they created the same poll. But I thought it would be fun for everyone to figure out their lineup and see how they all compared.
1. Willie Mays, CF - 660 HR, 3283 hits, .302, 12 gold  2. Pete Rose, 1B - 160 HR, 1314 RBI, .303, 4256 hits  3. A-Rod, 3B - 583 HR, 1706 RBI, .305  4. Babe Ruth, RF - 714 HR, 2217 RBI, .342 avg  5. Ted Williams, LF - 521 HR, 1839 RBI, .344  6. Lou Gehrig, DH - 493 HR, 2721 RBI, .340  7. Cal Ripken Jr., SS - 431 HR, 1695 RBI, 3184 hits  8. Johnny Bench, C - 389 HR's, 1376 RBI, .267  9. Rogers Hornsby, 2B - 301 HR, 2930 hits, .358  
#30 | 1679 days ago

ML31 wrote:
I was thinking the same.  I would have went with Rodriguez in a second if he was at shortstop.

I also could have done without the DH.  If it was not there Gherig would be at first for sure.
Good choices, I went with Robinson at third for defense, and chose Foxx over pujols, Gehrig would have definitely been my first baseman also 9absent a dh.
1. Willie Mays, CF - 660 HR, 3283 hits, .302, 12 gold  2. Rogers Hornsby, 2B - 301 HR, 2930 hits, .358  3. Barry Bonds, LF - 762 HR, 1996 RBI, .298  4. Babe Ruth, RF - 714 HR, 2217 RBI, .342 avg  5. Lou Gehrig, DH - 493 HR, 2721 RBI, .340  6. Jimmie Foxx, 1B - 534 HR, 1922, .325  7. Johnny Bench, C - 389 HR's, 1376 RBI, .267  8. Brooks Robinson, 3B - 268 HR, 1357 RBI, 16 gold gl  9. Ozzie Smith, SS - 2460 hits, 13 gold gloves, .978   
#31 | 1679 days ago
BDV4U (+)

(Edited by BDV4U)
Foxx was good, but he never got a disease named after him!
1. Rickey Henderson, CF - 3055 hits, 1406 steals, 229  2. Rogers Hornsby, 2B - 301 HR, 2930 hits, .358  3. Albert Pujols, 1B - 366 HR, 1112, .334  4. Babe Ruth, RF - 714 HR, 2217 RBI, .342 avg  5. Ted Williams, LF - 521 HR, 1839 RBI, .344  6. Pete Rose, 1B - 160 HR, 1314 RBI, .303, 4256 hits  7. Roberto Clemente, RF - 240 HR, .317, 12 gold glove  8. Yogi Berra, C - 13 World Series titles, 358 HR's,  9. Ozzie Smith, SS - 2460 hits, 13 gold gloves, .978   
#32 | 1679 days ago

BDV4U wrote:
Foxx was good, but he never got a disease named after him!
I think it's because he didn't play for the Yankees and because he didn't contract ALS.
1. Rogers Hornsby, 2B - 301 HR, 2930 hits, .358  2. Willie Mays, CF - 660 HR, 3283 hits, .302, 12 gold  3. Babe Ruth, RF - 714 HR, 2217 RBI, .342 avg  4. Barry Bonds, LF - 762 HR, 1996 RBI, .298  5. A-Rod, 3B - 583 HR, 1706 RBI, .305  6. Lou Gehrig, DH - 493 HR, 2721 RBI, .340  7. Albert Pujols, 1B - 366 HR, 1112, .334  8. Johnny Bench, C - 389 HR's, 1376 RBI, .267  9. Ozzie Smith, SS - 2460 hits, 13 gold gloves, .978   
#33 | 1678 days ago
BDV4U (+)

Does that mean one day we'll have Don Mattingly Disease?
1. Rickey Henderson, CF - 3055 hits, 1406 steals, 229  2. Rogers Hornsby, 2B - 301 HR, 2930 hits, .358  3. Albert Pujols, 1B - 366 HR, 1112, .334  4. Babe Ruth, RF - 714 HR, 2217 RBI, .342 avg  5. Ted Williams, LF - 521 HR, 1839 RBI, .344  6. Pete Rose, 1B - 160 HR, 1314 RBI, .303, 4256 hits  7. Roberto Clemente, RF - 240 HR, .317, 12 gold glove  8. Yogi Berra, C - 13 World Series titles, 358 HR's,  9. Ozzie Smith, SS - 2460 hits, 13 gold gloves, .978   

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